OUR STAFF

Rev. Dr. John Hinkle, Jr.

 
 
 
Senior Pastor

 

 

 

 

John has a passion in ministry to reach those wanting more than the world has to offer. He believes the local church is where one can raise questions and discover answers to life's problems and, through such a process, become awakened to the love of Jesus Christ. John is married to Leila Hinkle and they have a son, Tripp. Email him at jhinkle@mborofpc.org

Rev. Joyce Merritt
 
 
Parish Associate

 

 

 

Joyce has a strong belief that all God’s children are created for “life, and that to the full!” (John 10:10)  She gets excited when folks share their time and talents with one another, living out the full life of Christ by sharing daily acts of Christian love.  Joyce directs Still Waters Family Ministries.  She and Timothy have five children.  Email her at Joyce@mborofpc.org

Rev. Bobby Harding

 
 
 
Associate Pastor for 
Family Ministries

 

 

 

 

Bobby spends most of his time around the families at FPC. He is passionate about equipping parents to disciple their own kids, creating spaces in our church family for intergenerational relationships to flourish, and helping kids come to know and experience a Gospel of Grace. Bobby and his wife, Lexie, have four children: Scout, Magnolia, Jovie, and Oscar.  Email him at bobby@mborofpc.org.

Jocelyn Fisher

Music Director

Jocelyn is the Director of music, overseeing our six musical ensembles, as well as conducting the two adult choirs. Jocelyn has a strong musical background, having performed in opera and concert in Fort Worth, Columbus, Santa Fe, and Dallas, among others. She currently teaches Private Voice and Diction at Belmont University.

Valerie Rains

 
 
Organist

 

 

 

Valerie serves as organist/accompanist for the church.  She took her first organ job during high school in Michigan and has been playing for churches ever since.  She loves using her gifts to help lift hearts to worship the Lord through music.  Valerie also teaches general music at John Pittard Elementary School.

Charlotte Lynn

 

Administrative Assistant

Charlotte lives in Murfreesboro with her husband, Byron and their two children Jackson & Emme. She has a master of divinity degree in psychology and counseling and loves working with the staff at FPC and interacting with members. You can email her at  charlotte@mborofpc.org

Karen Winford

 
Preschool Director

 

 

Karen lives in Christiana with her husband, Andy and their two children, Joah and Marlee.  She has worked in a preschool setting for the last nine years and loves helping children grow and learn. You can email her at preschool@mborofpc.org.

Pat Cox

 
Financial Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

Pat handles the finances of the church and preschool, and holds a degree in Business Administration from MTSU. She believes that God owns everything we have and we are to be good stewards of his funds. Pat is married to her high school sweetheart, Billy. She has three children and four wonderful grandchildren. Email her at patcox@mborofpc.org.

Megan Glosson

 
 
Communications Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

As the Communications Coordinator, Megan works with the pastoral and support staff to manage publicity, information distribution, and digital communications for the church. Megan resides in Rockvale with her husband, Casey, daughters Meredith & Eleanor, and their 3 cats. Email Megan at communications@mborofpc.org

Meredith Peck

 
 
 
Director of Children's Ministries

 

 

 

 

Meredith works with the children of First Presbyterian Church in grades Pre-K through 6th. She believes children are the future of the church and is dedicated to making FPC a loving, welcoming, safe environment for children and their families. This church has been her home since she was an infant and it brings her great joy to now watch her own children grow up in this family. Meredith and her husband Andy have two daughters, Campbell and Waverly.

Jaylan Ashley

 
 
 
Nursery Director

 

 

 

 

Jaylan serves as our Nursery Director for Sundays. She is also a special education teacher for Wilson County Schools. Jaylan enjoys helping children with different abilities reach their full potential.

Joe Rich

 

 
 
 
 
PT Facilities Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

Joe serves FPC by helping to maintain the church building and property. If you asked Joe his favorite thing about working at FPC, he would tell you it would have to be the uplifting environment here. He is an active volunteer in the community and his local church.

James Harper

 

 
 
 
 
PT Custodian

 

 

 

 

 

Joe serves FPC by helping to maintain the church building and preschool. 

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First Presbyterian Church 
210 N. Spring Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: 615-893-3882
Fax: 615-962-9005

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